Person:Benjamin Paulson (1)

Benjamin Paulson
b.bef. 1744
d.bef. August 1770 Botetourt County, Virginia
  • F.  Polson (add)
  1. Benjamin Paulsonbef 1744 - bef 1770
  2. Swain Paulsonbef 1750 -
  • HBenjamin Paulsonbef 1744 - bef 1770
  • W.  Mary (add)
m. bef. 1768
  1. Margaret Pollstonbef 1769 -
Facts and Events
Name Benjamin Paulson
Alt Name Benjamin Pollston
Alt Name Benjamin Polson
Gender Male
Birth? bef. 1744
Marriage bef. 1768 to Mary (add)
Death? bef. August 1770 Botetourt County, Virginia

Benjamin Paulson was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Land Grant Surveys in Virginia:

  • Page 73 - Benjamin Paulson, 66 acres, North Fork of Roanoke River. June 8, 1767. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 28].
  • Page 84 - Benjamin Paulson, 135 acres, North Fork of Roanoke River. June 7, 1767. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 31].

Will Abstracts

Pollston, Benejamin. Will Probate August 1770.
Names wife Mary, a dau. Margaret (under age) and brother Swain Pollston.
[Source: Early Marriages, Wills and some Revolutionary War Records, Botetourt County, Virginia, Compiled by Anne Lowry Worrell, pg. 61].

June 20, 1770
Wife: Mary
Daughter: Margaret
Brother: Swain Pollson
Exec: John Armstrong, Bryan McDonald
Witnesses: David Robinson, Smither Paulson, Frederick Smith
Recorded: August 14, 1770.
Teste: John May, CBC
[Source: Botetourt County, Virginia Will Book "A", compiled by Ann Chilton, Mountain Press, pg. 1]

Processioning List of 1765

"Processioning" was the periodic review and agreement of property lines between settler's lands. Processioning Lists are useful in determining the general area of a settlers lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:

  • Vol. 2 - Processioning List - Page 382.--1765: Wm. Bryans and Jas. Neely report as follows, viz: For James Bryan (on Roanoke), for Wm. Bryan, Jr., for David Bryan (Geo. McAfee present), for Rees Bowin, for Hugh Mills, for David Cloyd (Tinker's Creek), for David Robinson, for Wm. Graham, for Wm. Graham (on Bufallo Creek), Benj. Paulson present; for Wm. Graham, Henry Holston present; for Peter Evans; for Thos. Tosh, Danl. McNeal present; for Jno. McAdoo, Jas. Mellin present; for David Dutton, Wm. Elam present; for Israel Christian, for Joseph Snodgrass, for Joseph Robinson, for John Neilly; for Baptist Armstrong, present Thomas Acres; for Wm. Carvin, for Wm. Terry, for Thomas Ackers, for James Neilly (on Carson's Creek).

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST, 1768 (C). - Boyd vs. Benj. Polson.--1766, November 14.


In 1738 a Benjamin Paulson contributed to Old Swedes Church (Coownunicant Records: Holy Trinity Church)

Frederick Smith must have gone back to New Castle Co. as three of his children were horn there according to records of Old Swedes Church. lie was a irember of militia in Augusta Co., Va. which was raised to protect the. frontier. These troops served in expeditions on both the James and New rivers, He was a private in this militia during the year 1764 and listed As Fred. Smith. Among other members of this company were Samuel Robinson, Win. Robinson, Thomas Robinson, Donald McDonald, James Robinson & Benjamin Paulson. (pgs 334-5 Early Adventurers on the Western Waters Vol 1 by Kegley & pg 289 Kegley’s Virginia Frontier)